Augusta Ranks #2 Among Top Digital City Governments

11/26/2014

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Augusta’s Information Technology Department ranked
among the top digital city governments as announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital
Government and Digital Communities Program.
The Information Technology Department ranked #2 in the mid-sized category for cities with
a population between 125,000 to 249,999. This is the second time that Augusta is the only
State of Georgia municipality to be recognized in this category. Overall, there were only 57
cities in the nation that were named as winners.
“This year’s Digital Cities’ winners brought about impressive change across all aspects of
government by leveraging information technology investments to expand open government,
citizen participation and shared services,” said Todd Sander, Executive Director of the
Center for Digital Government. “Winning cities spanned the nation, indicating a trend that
more and more cities are making it a priority that digital government be easier to access,
navigate and interact with.”
Augusta received recognition because of its open government initiatives that promoted
transparency and open data, mobility, finance management, connectivity, disaster recovery
and infrastructure.
“The Information Technology Department continues to be committed to seeking innovative
ways to promote transparency and enhance citizen engagement, said Tameka Allen,
Director of Information Technology for the City of Augusta. “Our goal is to become number
one in 2015!”
The official award will be presented to the Information Technology Department in
December.

Source: News Release, Augusta Mayor’s Office
Source: Mr. Al Dallas/Mayor’s Office